MIRANSHAH, Pakistan - A US drone attack early yesterday killed at least five militants in a volatile northwestern Pakistan tribal region near the Afghan border, security officials said.
The attack took place in Hassokhel town, 25 kilometres (16 miles) east of Miranshah, the main town of North Waziristan, which is a known stronghold of Taliban and Al-Qaeda linked militants.
It was the third such attack in the area since Thursday.
The US drones targeting a militant compound and a vehicle fired four missiles killing five rebels, a Pakistani security official said.
The compound came under attack for a second time after some 20 minutes, with US drones firing four more missiles, he said.